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Acer, Asustek adjusting notebook strategies for 2017

Oct 28, 11:15

Acer and Asustek Computer will adjust their strategies for marketing notebooks in 2017, with Acer to decrease shipments of entry-level models and focus on gaming, 2-in-1 and slim models, while Asustek plans to reduce its number of OEM suppliers, according to supply chain makers


Decreasing sales of iPhone, iPad, iMac products cause to first annual decline for Apple

Oct 27, 15:07

A decline in sales of iPhone, iPad and iMac products has resulted in the first decline in annual revenues for Apple in 16 years in fiscal 2016. Apple saw its revenues drop to US$217 billion from US$233.7 billion a year earlier.

Acer pushing new projects, says CEO

Oct 27, 12:00

Acer has started several new initiatives and will make announcements about these projects in the next couple of weeks, company CEO Jason Chen revealed at a recent press event.

Acer CEO Jason Chen

Digitimes Research: Japan CE market sees decreased DSLR sales, focus on VR, takeoff of drone demand in 3Q16

Oct 26, 13:37

The Japan CE (consumer electronics) market in the third quarter of 2016 was characterized by declining sales of DSLR cameras, focus of the 2016 Tokyo Game Show (TGS, September 15-18) on VR games and devices, takeoff of demand for drones and popularity of Amazon Prime Music, according to Digitimes Re...

Navigation device maker PaPaGo reports losses for January-September

Newswatch - Oct 26, 11:47

Taiwan-based own-brand navigation device maker PaPaGo has reported a net loss of NT$67.71 million (US$2.137 million) on revenues of NT$538.54 million for the first three quarters of 2016.

Apple announces fiscal 4Q16 results

Newswatch - Oct 26, 11:20

Apple has announced quarterly revenues of US$46.9 billion and net income of US$9 billion, or US$1.67 per diluted share, for its fiscal fourth-quarter ended September 24, 2016. These results compare to revenues of US$51.5 billion and net income of US$11.1 billion, or US$1.96 per diluted share, in the...

AMD reports 3Q16 results

Oct 25, 15:40

​AMD has announced revenues for the third quarter of 2016 of US$1,307 million, operating losses of US$293 million, and a net loss of US$406 million, or US$0.50 per share. Non-GAAP1 operating income was US$70 million and non-GAAP1 net income was US$27 million, or US$0.03 per share.

EMEA PC market stabilized in 3Q16 thanks to strong commercial notebook shipments in Western Europe, says IDC

Oct 24, 22:23

PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) performed above expectations, reaching 17.9 million units and posting a 3.3% on-year decrease in the third quarter of 2016, according to IDC. Notebook shipments increased by 0.7%, supported by interest in new thin and light solutions from Western...

Huawei to launch new MateBooks in 1Q17, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 20, 14:03

Huawei reportedly is planning to release two new MateBook devices at the end of first-quarter 2017 mainly targeting the China market, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report.

Digitimes Research: Worldwide notebook shipments grow sequentially in 3Q16

Oct 20, 12:32

Worldwide notebook shipments (not including 2-in-1 devices) increased 8.6% sequentially in the third quarter thanks to growing demand from the enterprise sector, vendors preparing for the year-end holidays, and increasing Chromebook shipments. The third-quarter shipments were down 4.1% on year.

Global Sources Electronics Trade Show taking place in HK

Oct 19, 15:40

The 2016 Electronics Trade Show hosted by Global Sources is taking place in Hong Kong during October 18-21. About 2,600 booths will exhibit mobile consumer electronics including smartphones, tablets and smart wearable devices.

Acer new Swift 7 ultra-thin to enter into Taiwan market in November, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 18, 15:30

Acer's new Swift 7 ultra-thin notebook has recently been released in the US, selling for US$1,099 and will make its arrival to Taiwan on November 1, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing Acer Taiwan general manager Dave Lin.

Digitimes Research: Worldwide notebook shipments to drop 7.2% in 2016

Oct 18, 14:57

Worldwide notebook shipments are expected to drop 7.2% on year to reach less than 150 million units in 2016 because Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade program caused many consumers to postpone their new PC purchasing plans, while Apple's late releases of its new MacBooks will be another reason for...

EIH, Gigazone jointly launch wireless digital picture frame

Oct 17, 11:12

E-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) and Gigazone International, Gigabyte Technology's subsidiary distributor, have cooperated to launch Pixer, which they describe as the world's first cordless and wireless digital picture frame.

Pixer jointly developed by EIH and Gigazone

Clevo gaming notebook capacity at full utilization

Oct 14, 11:15

Clevo has fully utilized its monthly production capacity of 160,000 gaming notebooks since September 2016 due to booming orders from China, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Asustek Transformer Mini becomes available

Oct 13, 13:45

Asustek Compute has started selling its new 10-inch Transformer Mini 2-in-1 device in Taiwan and expects the device to boost its shipments in the fourth quarter as tablet demand has been weakening over the past few years.

Clevo to re-open Shanghai shopping mall

Oct 13, 13:30

Buynow, a real estate subsidiary of Clevo, will re-open its shopping mall in Shanghai, China on October 14. Smart device and gaming product stores will account for 30% of the available space in the mall, IT-related shops 34%, and restaurants the remaining 36%.

Samsung slashes earnings guidance for 3Q16

Oct 13, 11:21

Samsung Electronics has slashed its profit guidance for the third quarter of 2016 by 33%. The announcement was made one day after the company disclosed it had halted production of the Galaxy Note 7 and stopped sales of the device.

PC shipments reach nearly 68 million units in 3Q16, says IDC

Oct 12, 16:03

Worldwide PC shipments totaled nearly 68 million units in the third quarter of 2016, an on-year decline of 3.9%, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Shipment volume continued to decline, but the results were about 3.2% ahead of projections.

Acer focuses LCD monitor marketing on curved-surface gaming models

Oct 12, 14:42

While global demand for LCD monitors is falling, Acer has scored points in marketing curved-surface gaming models and will expand the product line to hike average selling price, according to the company.

Synnex September revenues hit 2016 high

Oct 11, 20:38

IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on October 11 reported consolidated revenues of NT$32.34 billion (US$1.03 billion) for September, the highest monthly level so far in 2016 with growth of 6.2% on month and 10.6% on year.

Acer reports on-month growth for September revenues

Stockwatch - Oct 11, 16:20

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.53 billion (US$713.18 million) for September 2016, representing a 18.75% increase on month and 23.48% drop on year.

Pegatron to make Microsoft new Surface PC products, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 11, 15:32

Microsoft is expected to announce its next-generation Surface Pro series 2-in-1 and notebook products including the Surface Pro 5, Surface Book 2 and new Surface-brand desktops (likely all-in-one PCs) and tmost of them are expected to be made by Pegatron Technology, according to a Chinese-language...

MSI, Gigabyte report strong sales for September

Newswatch - Oct 11, 13:39

Micro-Star International (MSI) saw its revenues increase 7.44% on month and 27.78% on year to NT$10.984 billion in September, buoyed by strong demand for high-end graphics cards and increased shipments of gaming notebooks. Meanwhile, fellow company Gigabyte Technology also managed to ramp up its revenues...

Compal ships 4 million notebooks in September

Oct 11, 11:21

Compal Electronics shipped four million notebooks in September, increasing 33.3% on month, while fellow maker Inventec shipped 1.75 million notebooks, AIO (all-in-one) PCs and tablets, growing 2.9% on month.

Asustek sees increased September revenues

Oct 11, 11:17

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$44.614 billion (US$1.42 billion) for September, increasing 11.93% on month and 1.53% on year.

ECS revenues drop in September

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 16:05

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.962 billion (US$94.26 million) for September 2016, representing a 3.84% drop on month and 47.62% drop on year.

VR players pushing into China market

Oct 6, 15:22

As demand for VR-related experiences continues to grow and the China government has been aggressively pushing establishment of VR industry alliances, players including High Tech Computer (HTC), Intel, AMD, Nvidia and ARM have all increased their VR investments in China and competition between VR devices...

Getac sees revenues hit record high in September

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 10:25

Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.104 billion (US$67 million) for September, increasing 18.22% on month and 34.89% on year. September revenues were the company's highest monthly figures.

Clevo eyes non-operating profit from China real estate market

Oct 5, 22:08

Clevo owns seven retail stores in mixed-use buildings around China and has begun to offer upstairs office floors for sale. In addition, Clevo is selling a deluxe residential building in Wuhan, central China, according to the company.

Lenovo raises notebook inventory level to 5 months eying year-end holiday sales

Oct 4, 15:42

Lenovo has reportedly increased its notebook inventory level to five months recently to prepare for its promotions for the year-end holidays and several market watchers believe Lenovo's move could lead to fierce price competition and affect notebook vendors' profitability in the fourth quarter.

HTC Viveport app store going online in over 30 countries

Oct 3, 10:59

Viveport, HTC's app store for its Vive virtual reality headset, which opened in China in April, is now launching publicly in more 30 countries, according to HTC.

Strong demand for gaming products boosts related ASP

Sep 30, 15:33

Despite seeing dropping shipments, CPU, motherboard and graphics card ASPs still continued to enjoy growths recently thanks to increasing demand for gaming products. Players including Gigabyte Technology, Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) have all benefited from the trend.

China-based Lianluo to take up a majority stake in Newegg, says report

Sep 30, 12:14

China-based mobile Internet service company Hangzhou Lianluo Information Technology (formerly Beijing Digital Grid Technology) plans to invest CNY1.77 billion (US$265.47 million) in cash to take up a 55.7% stake in US-based e-commerce operator Newegg, according to a China-based Beijing Business...

Apple sets up first R&D center in China

Sep 29, 15:01

Apple has set up its first R&D center in China in Beijing's Zhongguancun Science Park, according to a statement issued by the Zhongguancun Park Management Committee.

Taiwan market: Asustek Computer to launch ZenBook 3 series

Sep 28, 11:31

Asustek Computer will launch the ultra-thin notebook series ZenBook 3 in the Taiwan market at retail prices from NT$48,000 (US$1,527) to nearly NT$70,000 on September 29, according to industry sources, which added that Asustek has launched the ZenBook 3 in China, Southeast Asian countries and European...

Rising notebook demand causing shortages in many components

Sep 26, 22:40

With demand for notebooks stronger than expected and notebook component suppliers conservative about their shipments, several components including panel, battery and solid state drive (SSD), reportedly are suffering from shortages, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Digitimes Research: Shipments of VR video-enabled smartphones, bundled VR devices to soar in 4Q16

Sep 23, 12:29

The penetration rate of VR-enabled smartphones and tablets, as well as shipments of VR devices bundled with gaming consoles or PCs will continue to soar in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

Foxconn, Pegatron start production of Sony PS4 Pro, Foxconn trialling production of Nintendo NX

Sep 23, 10:45

Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron have begun production of the PlayStation (PS) 4 Pro, a new Sony game console to be launched on November 10, and Foxconn has undertaken trial production of the NX, a new Nintendo games console, according to industry sources.

Oculus reportedly in talks with MSI for VR cooperation

Sep 22, 12:14

Oculus reportedly is also interested in virtual reality (VR) backpack PC products developed by Micro-Star International (MSI), and the two companies are currently in talks for cooperation, according to industry sources.

China market: Asustek launches ZenFone 3, notebooks and 2-in-1s

Sep 21, 16:09

Asustek Computer announced its new notebooks and smartphones including ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 Ultra, ZenBook 3, Transformer 3 and Transformer 3 Pro in China on September 20.

Digitimes Research: Notebook players see August shipments up on month

Sep 21, 15:51

The top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 notebook ODMs saw their shipments rise 27% and 31% on month in August thanks to inventory preparation for the year-end holidays in Europe and North America, Windows 10's annual upgrade, and mass shipments of Intel's Kaby Lake processors.

Acer to release VR backpack for 2017, targeting B2B market

Sep 21, 11:48

Acer is planning to launch a virtual reality (VR) backpack for 2017, but instead of the consumer sector, the product will mainly focus on the business to business (B2B) market. The product will sell with the StarVR head-worn VR device, which Acer has partnered with Sweden-based game developer Starbreeze...

Jerry Kao,IT products business division general manager at Acer

Worldwide smartwatch market to swell to 50 million units in 2020, says IDC

Sep 20, 00:47

A year after the launch of the Apple Watch established a new benchmark for the worldwide smartwatch market, new smartwatch shipments are expected to see only modest growth for the rest of 2016 due to late-in-the-year and iterative product releases. According to a new forecast from the IDC Worldwide...

Acer pushing 4 major product lines for notebook market, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 19, 15:38

Acer has re-organized its consumer notebook product lines adding two new series: Swift and Spin, in addition to its existing Aspire and Switch series. With the four major product lines, Acer is looking to further expand its presence in the notebook market, according to a Chinese-language Economic...

Sprint intros MediaTek-powered smartphone

Sep 19, 14:36

Sprint has introduced the LG X Power, which features the MediaTek Helio P10-series chipset. The device is the first MediaTek-powered smartphone available from Sprint breaking new ground for MediaTek in the US market.

China-based wearable device vendors see shipments growth in 2Q16, says IDC

Sep 14, 16:38

China shipped 9.54 million wearable devices in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 13.2% from the previous quarter and up 81.4% from a year earlier, according to IDC's China Wearable Device Market Quarterly Tracker report. Shipments of basic wearable devices such as wristbands, children's watches...

Weblink will not see major strategy changes in next 3-6 months, says Acer Taiwan head

Sep 14, 15:54

Commenting on brand partners' concerns over his succession as the head of Acer Taiwan at a distributor conference on August 13, new general manager Lin Chia-chang said that Weblink International will not have any major strategy changes in the next 3-6 months, and the subsidiary's servicing priority...

Lin Chia-chang, Acer Taiwan new general manager

Notebook, IT product vendor Clevo sees improved sales in August

Newswatch - Sep 13, 21:25

Clevo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.52 billion (US$47.9 million) for August, increasing 4.43% from the previous month. Accumulated 2016 revenues through August totaled NT$12.067 billion, up 1.74% from a year earlier.

Altek sees revenues stay flat on month in August

Stockwatch - Sep 13, 15:33

Digital camera ODM Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$860 million (US$27.117 million) for August, decreasing 2.8% on month but increasing 40.51% on year,.

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